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Offline blahblahblahh

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« Posted 2004-01-21 10:49:49 »

We've been caught out by a hosting company that started out good, has gone evil (hostway - don't touch with a barge pole). They got us on the spam blacklist, wouldn't take any action to get off, etc. We've moved to a new provider, who we'd been using to host games for a while, but the old one seems to still be causing problems.

Some people's browsers are picking up a bizarre mapping of to an address run by "GX Networks" ( whom I've never heard of, and finds a "clone" of our website that is partially out of date, and is returning 403 forbidden on other pages.

Curious situation whereby Mozilla resolves to this 3rd party, whilst  manual telnet port 80 connections to automatically resolve correctly to 1and1 ( where our website is correct, up-to-date, etc.

I'd like to find out what "ping" points to for people outside of our LAN - if the problems are local only, then that's annoying but OK. If not, we've got major problems Sad

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Offline markush

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2004-01-21 10:54:30 »

markus@alderaan:~$ ping
PING ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=57 time=62.4 ms

Seems to be correct Smiley
Offline kevglass

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2004-01-21 10:58:17 »

Same here, things seem dandy in the outside world Wink


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Offline blahblahblahh

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2004-01-21 11:57:27 »

So, basically, it looks like our gateway has picked up some weird DNS mapping.

Still, I think it just delegates to the ISP's DNS servers (no local caching DNS, IIRC), which would suggest everyone else on the same ISP (nildram) could be affected...

Anyway, it's enough to know that not *everyone* has this problem, so we can safely direct people to the site Smiley.Thanks!

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Offline cfmdobbie

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2004-01-21 12:01:19 » works fine for me:


Pinging [] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time=41ms TTL=51
Reply from bytes=32 time=28ms TTL=51
Reply from bytes=32 time=28ms TTL=51
Reply from bytes=32 time=41ms TTL=51

Ping statistics for
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 28ms, Maximum =  41ms, Average =  34ms

And seems to display correctly in Mozilla 1.4.  I can't see a website at at all, although it pings fine.

A trace route on those two addresses shows them going in totally different directions!  I suspect you've got a duff DNS mapping somewhere that is confusing things.

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Offline oNyx

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2004-01-21 13:12:07 »

> So, basically, it looks like our gateway has picked up some weird DNS mapping.

Well my router caches resolved DNS... so if your's does the same it could explain it Wink

Reboot it and you'll see.

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Offline Breakfast

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« Reply #6 - Posted 2004-01-21 13:28:18 »

Resolves correctly from a server I administer that lives at Nildram's house, so I don't think the problem is there.
Offline blahblahblahh

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« Reply #7 - Posted 2004-01-21 14:08:47 »

Mozilla wouldn't receive emails (refused to even attempt to connect to server), so I killed and restarted it, and the DNS problem has vanished. Possibly, then, some mozilla caching problem (yes, I did flush the cache manually without fixing the problem Wink).

Rather sad that I had to copy/paste stuff from a couple of windows, and bookmark 100+ tabs so that I could restart the web-browser -  because of whoever it was @ mozilla/netscape that decreed mozilla apps would NOT restart unless ALL were restarted at once - so this bug in the email client required me to shut down all browsers Sad.

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